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Lufthansa Flights To ACC Suspended  
User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

According to this article Lufthansa's service to ACC has been suspended for now due to the expiration of their flight permit.
Does anyone know how long this will last for?
What will happen to people that were booked for flights in this period?

http://www.africanflyer.com/2007/07/...thansas-flights-to-accra-suspended


RyEng
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User currently offlineStylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 3110 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

I don't think that the flight permit of an airline such as LH expire and nobody doesn't notice that. The official reason why they didn't make the LOS-ACC-LOS segment was weather reasons. The a/c wasn't able to land and start safety with the actual wx situation, but don't ask me how the weather is!  Smile

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Probably KL/BA flights will be full now


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Here's another article that has popped up about the LH situation. Does anyone have more insight to this because it just doesn't seem correct that such a situation can happen just out of the blue. But then again, it is African aviation that we are looking at here.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag.../NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=127368



RyEng
User currently offlineDABTH747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting LouA340 (Reply 3):

it doesnt have anything to with weather they were suspended for some reason that did have to do with revoking the right to fly there by the govt, same thing happened to port harcourt a while ago or somehting smiliar i cannot remember exactly


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18296 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting LouA340 (Reply 3):
But then again, it is African aviation that we are looking at here.

Please tell me that Ghana is not as retarded as other parts of Africa...I have higher expectations of Ghana. Yeah sure



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10166 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

The Ghanese Government restricted LH's traffic rights to 2 flights per week. That is not enough to operate this route economicaly, as a result LH pulled out of ACC.

Looks like over protection of the home carrier has gone bad.



GDL go to hell
User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):
Looks like over protection of the home carrier has gone bad.

Its sad to see that this has brought another carrier to pull out from expanding in Ghana. This habit of "protecting the home carrier" has seen the likes of KLM, South African and Ethiopian all pull out from planned expansion in the country, and now the withdrawal of Lufthansa. Protecting it is not necessarily all bad, but when it causes competition to be lost and monopolies build again, then its the flying customers who eventually lose and have to pay ridiculously high ticket prices.



RyEng
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

And then the national carrier is not even flying to Germany at all but to London. Doesn´t make any sense to me even from the Ghanaian point of view. From a broader point of view, isn´t it more valuable to have a reliable daily connection to Europe rather than protect its own 1-plane-national carrier?


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